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ESPN embraces automated production for coverage of America East on digital platforms

ESPN’s ever-expanding coverage of sports events big and small has provided the company an opportunity to produce those events on every scale imaginable. There are, for example, the multiday efforts for US Open tennis, the megacasts for college football, and the robust NBA, MLB, and Monday Night Football productions. But continuing expansion of coverage of […]  More

NEP Group acquires SOS Global Express

NEP Group has acquired SOS Global Express, an independent international freight forwarding and full-service logistics company that specialises in supporting clients in broadcast, entertainment, music, and professional sports teams and leagues. The addition of SOS is consistent with NEP’s stated strategy to become the world leader in Broadcast Services and Live Events, providing key logistics […]  More

IBC 2019 Reflections: Tata’s Brian Morris on giving valued exposure to lower-scale productions

Sports that reside on the fringes of the production spectrum rarely get viewers from outside the venue. Nowadays, these niche sports can gain exposure and impact with viewers, via continuing efforts in remote home production. At the SVG Europe Sport Production Summit in Amsterdam last month we sat down with Brian Morris, vice president and […]  More

REC10 in the works as RECkord presses on with second UHD truck

RECkord Outside Broadcasting, based in the Czech Republic, is currently building its second UHD truck, REC10, which should be completed by the end of the year. Its first UHD OB, REC7 4K, has been in use for three years, and has done about 10% of its productions in UHD – the rest in HD. While […]  More

IBC 2019 Reflections: Limelight Networks’ Gray and MIller-Jones discuss the on-going live streaming transformation

New features announced at IBC 2019 for Limelight Networks’ Video Delivery Services include expansion of the company’s global network to almost 50 Tbps of egress capacity and its edge-server capacity by more than 40% since January. This increased capacity ensures that critical quality metrics — such as rebuffer rate, startup time, and bitrate viewed — […]  More

SailGP and F1 producer Whisper recruits three as expansion continues

Whisper, the UK-based sports producer, has hired three new members of staff, including a new technical director, as it looks to “continue to over-deliver” on its growing roster of high-profile sports productions. Jemma Archer (pictured) and Rob Williams have joined as senior producers while Jon Fay is on board as a technical director. Fay has […]  More

BT Sport head of football joins IMG in content role

BT Sport head of football Stephen Cook has left the telco-turned-broadcaster to join IMG in the role of director of content. Based at IMG Studios in Stockley Park, Cook will lead on the production company’s creative strategy and play a key part in new business pitches. He will work alongside senior production executives on Premier […]  More

Eliud Kipchoge captures imaginations and viewing figures as he runs marathon in under two hours

Eliud Kipchoge is now hailed officially as the greatest marathon runner of all time after he made history on Saturday 12 October as the first person to run a sub-two-hour marathon, in the remarkable time of 1:59:40.2. Altogether, 49 broadcasters aired the INEOS 1:59 Challenge live in over 200 territories, with an estimated reach of […]  More